George Conway Goes on MSNBC, ‘Appalled’ by GOP Handling of Trump Impeachment Hearings

“If Barack Obama had done this, they’d be out for blood, and they’d be right,” lawyer and husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says

George Conway, who is known for constant criticisms of President Donald Trump on his Twitter account, appeared on MSNBC Wednesday morning, where he said that he is “appalled” by the GOP’s handling of the impeachment inquiry.

“Take that Republican hat off and look at it neutrally,” he said while talking to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace. “Look at what you would have done if Donald Trump were a Democrat. Would you be making these ridiculous arguments about process?”

Conway, a conservative lawyer who is married to presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, spoke broadly to Republicans in a rare television appearance that coincided with the impeachment hearings.

Conway then mentioned President Barack Obama, saying that if Obama did the same thing, Republicans would “be out for blood. And they’d be right.”

He joined MSNBC to talk about the impeachment hearings, which officially kicked off Wednesday.

Brian Williams, host of “The 11th Hour,” and Wallace, host of “Deadline: White House,” anchored the network’s special coverage which started at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET. They were joined by Ari Melber, host of “The Beat,” who has been hosting specials dedicated to covering the latest impeachment developments.

In addition to Conway’s appearance, chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, White House correspondents Peter Alexander and Kelly O’Donnell, justice correspondent Pete Williams and more have been joining the coverage from Capitol Hill and beyond.